OUR LENTEN SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
┼ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — 6:00a.m. Mass
┼ Friday—8:15 a.m. School Mass followed by the Way of the Cross and 6:00 p.m. Mass followed by the Way of the Cross
- ALL MASSES DURING LENT WILL BE CELEBRATED IN CHURCH.
- ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT WILL BE IN THE CHAPEL FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY.
┼Regarding fasting and abstaining from meat during Lent: All Fridays in Lent are mandatory days of abstaining from meat. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are mandatory days of fasting and abstaining from meat.
Lenten Seafood Dinner
Knights of Columbus Council #4761 will have a Lenten Seafood Dinner every Friday during Lent. Eat in or carry out! We will be serving from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Nativity Community Center. Soda, bottled water, and desserts are available. The Dinners are $9.00 a plate.
In an effort to beautify the grounds in front St. Mary's Church Parish Office, we have begun a bricked area which can be used as a prayer place. Remember your loved ones in a special way by purchasing a memorial brick(s) to complete this area. By purchasing a brick you are not only creating an area for prayer and remembering your loved ones but also helping St. Mary to reduce the financial debt. You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab or call the Church Parish Office for more information.
WHAT IS GRIEF SHARE?
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend to death, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Although it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now, we would like to help you move toward it.
GriefShare groups are non-denominational and meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. St. Mary’s Nativity Church and Holy Savior Church will begin a GriefShare program on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Meetings will be every Tuesday for 14-weeks from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church office. If you are interested, call Marty Cortez at (985) 227-0873, Arvella Dupre at (985) 414-4126 or St. Mary’s Church at (985) 537-3204. Please pass this along to anyone you feel may need this opportunity. It is never too late to join!
DEBT REDUCTION STEAK DINNER
We are looking for a Title, Gold and Silver sponsors for our May 11, 2019, Steak Dinner. Your sponsorship can be in memory of a loved one or whatever you choose. The sponsor will be advertised in our bulletin and will also get reserved seating at the Dinner. If you or anyone you know would be interested in being a sponsor please call the Parish Office and speak with Carol (985-537-3204); she will have all the particulars as to the cost and what will be included in the purchase. Tickets are available in the Parish Office for $50.00. Eight (8) tickets plus $20.00 will reserve a table.
AUCTION ITEMS: We are also looking for Auction Items for the Steak Dinner. If you or someone you know would be interested in donating any items, please bring them to the Parish Office. If you cannot get them to us just call the Parish Office (985-537-3204) and we can make arrangements to pick them up. Deadline for donations is Friday, May 3, 2019.
Congratulations to all our youth receiving awards at our annual Youth and Altar Server Banquet. A special thank you to all adults that help make these ministries a success. To see more pictures, click on the PHOTO tab at the top of the page.
- Very Rev. Charles Perkins, V.F., Pastor
- Deacon Lloyd Duplantis, Deacon
- Betty Foret, Administrative Assistant/Business Office Manager
- Carol R Falgoust, Receptionist/Secretary/Safe Environment Coordinator
- Linda Danos, Director of Religious Education
- Amy D. Gervais, Youth Minister
- Fran C. Boudreaux, Housekeeper
- Nolan Davaine, Parish/Cemetery Custodian
Sunday: 8 AM
10 AM & 7 PM
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 7 AM
Thursday: NO MASS
Friday: 7 AM (June 1 - August 15)
8:15 AM School Mass (August 16 - May 31)
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons
FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235
St. Mary's Stain Glass Windows
Stain Glass Window #1: EUCHARIST
Stain Glass Window #2: RESURRECTION
Stain Glass Window #3: HOLY SPIRIT
Stain Glass Window #4: BLESSED MOTHER
Stain Glass Window #5: MATTHEW AND MARK
Stain Glass Window #6: BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION
Stain Glass Window #7: RECONCILIATION / ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Stain Glass Window #8: HOLY ORDERS / MATRIMONY
Stain Glass Window #9: JOHN AND LUKE
Stain Glass Window #10: NATIVITY
Stain Glass Window #11: GOD THE FATHER
Stain Glass Window #12: CHRIST
Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass. A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required. Please call the Church Office for more information.
Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins. Private confessions by appointment.
Sacrament of Marriage
Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date. Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required. Call the Church Office for more information.